• Polegate Town Council

    • Cuckmere buses service reductions due to Coronavirus pandemic

    • Cuckmere buses service reductions due to Coronavirus pandemic

      Please see the following statement from Cuckmere Buses re the reduction of services:

      We have had to ask all of our volunteer drivers to let us know whether or not they are able to continue driving in the current circumstances.  We have also been monitoring the number of passengers using our services, and in most cases, this has dropped very significantly.

      To provide more certainty than would be the case as drivers have to withdraw causing random cancellations, we have had to make very difficult decisions about which services to continue operating.  This has been done on the basis of demand, isolation and driver availability.  We are concentrating our remaining resources onto services running on weekdays and from 22nd March, all weekend services and services over holiday weekends will be withdrawn until further notice.

      The situation will be as follows:

      25/125                      withdrawn

      26/126 (Sundays)  withdrawn

      36/37                        withdrawn

      38                               withdrawn

      40                               Tuesday service withdrawn, Friday service operates normally

      41                               Tuesday service withdrawn, Thursday morning services withdrawn from Wannock and Jevington with revised timings from East Dean and Friston to Eastbourne (see below), afternoon service withdrawn.

      42                               operates normally (Wednesdays only)

      43                               withdrawn

      44                               Tuesday service withdrawn, Thursday morning service operates with 1 bus from Stud Farm at 0920, then 0927 Glen Close, and 1230 return.  1130 return and afternoon service withdrawn

      45                               withdrawn

      47                               withdrawn

      49                               withdrawn

      120                             operates only on Tuesdays and Thursday both morning and afternoon.  Withdrawn on all other days

      195/196                   withdrawn between Waldron and Punnetts Town, then operates as a 196 via Herstmonceux.  195 via Bodle Street Green withdrawn

      Hailsham Town       operates Mondays and Fridays mornings only.  All afternoon services withdrawn, also morning services on Wednesdays and Saturdays


      All Special Services and private hires have been cancelled for the duration of the pandemic.

      Updates will be posted onto our website, Facebook page and Traveline as soon as any further changes are made.  East Sussex County Council and local councils are being advised of our plans in order to spread the message as widely as we can.

      Our enquiry line will also take messages and provide information.

      We are sorry to have to impose these reductions, and hope passengers will understand the difficult circumstances we face.

      We look forward to returning to normal services as the national situation improves in future.


      Philip Ayers


      Managing Director

      20th March 2020.



      East Dean and Friston service 41

      commencing Thursday 26th March 2020.


      Thursdays only


      Eastbourne, Gildredge Road (stop G2)                     1010    1140

      Old Town, opposite Waitrose                                     1013    1143

      East Dean, Village Hall Green Lane Car Park           1020    1150

      Windmill Lane                                                             1024    1154

      Warren Lane jct. The Brow                                        1025    1155

      Hillside jct. Dene Side                                                 1028    1158

      Dene Side jct. Peakdean Lane                                   1030    1200

      Peakdean Lane top                                                    1032    1202

      Dene Side (east)                                                         1035    1205

      The Link (top of Micheldene Road)                            1038    1208

      Old Town, Waitrose                                                    1046    1216

      Eastbourne, Cornfield Road (stop C1)                       1050    1220